Allen McWilliam of Tannadice Farms sat down with Chef Jon and Darren in the studio today. Allen treats us to the background of how the farm has grown from its' humble beginnings to the cornerstone-of-the-valley it has become. Humble and gracious, He shares a loving history of the Valley, and is able to relate his unique view on the farming scene here, and how it has evolved and grown over the years. And he brought sausages!
July 5th, 2015
July 1st, 2015
On this episode, the ever eloquent Connie Earl joins Chef Jonathan Frazier and Darren Howlett to talk local wine. Connie is easily one of the foremost resources for the Valley on all things wine, extending throughout Vancouver Island; BC in general; and worldwide. She brought her expertise and a few bottles of semi-local reds to discuss the first steps in evaluating a bottles' merits, triumphs and shortcomings. What a treat!
June 22nd, 2015
Today we sit down with the lovably quirky Allison MacKenzie of Dark Side Chocolates. Allison discusses how she sort of 'fell into' the business, the merits of good dark chocolate over mass produced cheaper chocolate, and finding new flavour combinations. We also touch on the ups and downs of being a small business in the Comox Valley and all that comes with it.
Dark Side Chocolates
P.O. Box 1119,
2722 Dunsmuir Avenue
Cumberland, B.C. V0R 1S0
Facebook: Dark Side Chocolates
June 15th, 2015
Carmen Wakeling of Eatmore Sprouts sat down at the Edible Valley table today, to talk sprouts, farming, and the beautiful Comox Valley. Carmen took us back to the beginning, lo those many years ago, where it all began. It's amazing that a small backyard venture has become a food juggernaut, producing an incredible amount of food for our Valley and beyond. Truly one of the cornerstone food growers of our area, we are thankful that Carmen was able to come in and share her story, and hopefully inspire all of us!
Eatmore Sprouts and Greens Ltd.
2604 Grieve Rd
Courtenay, BC, V9J 1S7
Facebook: Eatmore Sprouts
June 15th, 2015
Tonight Chef Jonathon Frazier and Darren Howlett had the great
fortune of sitting down with Hans Peter Meyer, reknown local food
reviewer and Comox Valley commerce enthusiast (for lack of a
better term). Hans has become better known as of late for his
ambitious efforts to get the Comox Valley on the map so-to-speak,
with his "Making Shift Happen" and #WeAreYQQ - both efforts to
shine a light on small business within the valley, and encourage
growth of those businesses and the local economy. It was very
difficult to contain this to just a half hour, and promises have
been made to explore this further. Take a listen and let us know
what you think - we would love to hear your ideas and comments.
June 8th, 2015
Arzeena Hamir of Amara Farms, Merville Organics and many others organizations came into the Edible Valley studio today to talk organics. Arzeena is a noted food activist from Richmond BC, who relocated to the Valley years ago to establish a farm here. An authority on organics and sustainability, she is the driving force behind Merville Organics - a group of organic farmers upholding those standards and farming collectively. It was great just to hear her take on the entire process and where organic food is headed here in the Valley. We look forward to checking in with Arzeena on a regular basis to see how things develop for organic farming here in the Comox Valley.
2631 Kirby Rd,
Courtenay, BC V0R,
Phone: (250) 331-0543
Facebook: Amara Farm
May 25th, 2015
Chef Jonathan Frazier and Darren Howlett are back this week with another episode of the Edible Valley Podcast. This week, they take a breather to reflect on the last few shows, and catch up, as they have actually not seen each other in a month. In catching up, they also look forward to the next few weeks and months, and talk whats coming up (or not coming up) in the next while for food in the Comox Valley.
May 17th, 2015
Today's episode we get to sit down with Cat and Jake of Toscanos. It's great when we get to sit down with friends from our daily routine to talk about the Valley, Food, and everything in between. We asked them to come on to the show as guests to talk about their newest venture, Toscanos Trattoria! At the time of taping, we weren't able to discuss the name of the venture, which made for some difficult conversational maneuvering, but we were able to cut to the details of becoming a restauratuer. It was a refreshing perspective, to be able to talk to people just getting into the restaurant business. Their nervous energy and obvious excitement are infectious, and it's hard to not get swept up in it. We are so happy for them and proud that they are able to start living their dreams in Food, and in the Valley!
Open: Dinner Daily, 5-9, Closed Sundays & Holiday
Phone:1 (250) 890.7575,
Address140 Port Augusta, Comox, BC, V9M 0A1, Canada
April 28th, 2015
It's the recap episode! Chef Jonathan Frazier and Darren Howlett look back and discuss the highlights in food in the Comox Valley for last month. They get into Dine Around, Springtoberfest, and more and reflect on their effectiveness and how well they were received. After touching in on current events, they look ahead to the month in front of us, touching on what we can expect over the next little while - mostly fact, with a little bit of the rumour mill. Give a listen and let us know what you think!
April 21st, 2015
Today we have a special treat. Chef Ronald St. Pierre of Locals Restaurant sits down with us to discuss his illustrious and distinguished career as a Chef in the Comox Valley. Ronald takes us from his humble beginnings in rural Quebec to his star studded fame as local Chef and business owner extraordinaire. Give a listen as he touches on the progression of cuisine and dining from the seventies through to now. He also gives great measure to how important it is to shop and eat local. We couldn't agree more, Ronald!
Locals Restaurant at the Old House
Address: 1760 Riverside Lane
7 DAYS A WEEK
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm